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GASTROMOON makes its way from Cavalli Club Dubai to Heart Ibiza

Heart Ibiza, first venue in Europe and second in the world after Cavalli Club Dubai to obtain the coveted distinction

The emblem that values haute gastronomy and upscale nightlife is granted by the World Chefs Association, the International Nightlife Association and Linkers Consultancy.

The presentation of the arrival to Europe of the international distinction that combines haute cuisine and nightlife could not have had a better setting for its launch than Tickets Barcelona. Tickets holds one Michelin star, three “Repsol Suns” and is also currently ranked number #32 on the list of “The 50 Best Restaurants”, a venue that presents a different and informal way of living an experience of haute cuisine through its tapas and culinary offer. Present at the event were Albert Adrià, Chef, Owner of ElBarri and Founding Partner of Heart Ibiza, José Corraliza, General Manager and Artistic Director of Heart Ibiza, Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association and David Basilio, Operations Manager of Linkers.  The function was officially opened by Joaquim Boadas, who began by congratulating the two representatives of Heart Ibiza and their entire team for having achieved this distinction. Boadas has stated that, "This is an achievement for both the restaurant and nightlife industry, since they are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of increasingly demanding customers for upscale dining and nightlife experiences, a milestone that Heart Ibiza has proven to have achieved to a very high standard." Boadas has also highlighted the importance of the fact that, "the first distinguished venue in Europe is from Spain and especially from Ibiza, an island known for being the world's leading exponent of quality nightlife, which recently also received its first Michelin star in hands of the restaurant Es Tragon". Boadas has continued to explain that all these components fit perfectly with GastroMoon, a label that will benefit both the restaurant and nightlife industry worldwide. INA’s Secretary General has also highlighted the importance of GastroMoon, since in addition to providing quality to both industries will be a source of job creation worldwide, especially in the occupation of chefs, during the nighttime hours. David Basilio praised Heart Ibiza and all its team for achieving the first GastroMoon in Europe and explained the process and requirements that Heart Ibiza had to fulfil to achieve this distinction, which highlights the gastronomic quality of the venue as well as its nightlife offer, thus fulfilling the main objectives of GastroMoon, which will serve to identify, highlight and recommend those establishments that offer haute cuisine and an excellent nightlife offer. The Operations Manager of Linkers, in charge of the audit, explained that, "In order to obtain a GastroMoon we take into account the quality of the service, the rhythm between the kitchen and dining hall, sustainability, innovation, comfort, or the variety of the gastronomic offer; without forgetting the combination of flavors, presentation of dishes, pairing and freshness of the products used, among other culinary aspects; or the “mise en place”, preparation, presentation, table service, customer service, and also the state of the facilities, its cleanliness and distribution, as well as certain aspects related to security, since for example the premises must have a Dechoker device, used to prevent choking injuries."
 
Albert Adrià, who spoke next, thanked the International Nightlife Association, the World Chefs Association and Linkers for granting this distinction to Heart Ibiza. Albert Adrià highlighted the importance of this recognition which adds to the recent achievement by Heart Ibiza of the 14th position on the ranking of "The Worlds 100 Best Clubs" 2019, as well as the certification of the “Triple Excellence in Nightlife”, the highest distinction that exists worldwide in nightlife as well as the recent award for innovation in the restaurant business granted by the magazine Références Hôteliers Restaurateurs and also the mention of plastic free by Oceanic Global after having committed to the environment with the complete elimination of single-use plastics. For all these reasons, Adrià was very satisfied with the work carried out at Heart Ibiza with the alliance between The Adrià Brothers and Cirque du Soleil since its inception, "a collaboration that is paying off," said the Founding Partner of Heart Ibiza.  Finally, Jose Corraliza, Artistic and Creative Director of Heart Ibiza, emphasized that , "The GastroMoon recognition represents the work done by a great team of professionals that turn Heart Ibiza night after night into a unique experience where customers can enjoy a magnificent evening with unforgettable moments. The combination and collision of restaurant, show and club opens in its difficulty, a window of creativity ", highlighting that "a recognition like that of a GastroMoon gives visibility to all of Heart’s work both in the culinary and nightlife aspect". Corraliza has also stated that "this recognition is the result of the work and effort of over 300 people. After 5 years of being devised by Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià and by Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, in Heart Ibiza we will continue to innovate each year by learning and enjoying. " The event concluded with the delivery of the GastroMoon certificate handed by Joaquim Boadas and David Basilio to Albert Adrià and Jose Corraliza, both the “Alma matter” of Heart Ibiza and main reason behind its success. Heart Ibiza becomes the first venue in Spain and Europe with a GastroMoon, being Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai, the first to obtain worldwide one in October of last year. We are pleased to attach a photograph of the delivery of the GastroMoon certificate to the representatives of the award-winning venue.

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The prestigious Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai has become the first venue in the world that has been distinguished with a GastroMoon, having recently passed the inspection to obtain it. Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge Dubai demonstrates that yet another time Pragma Group has incorporated state-of-the-art technology and stylish design elements to push the boundaries of the restaurant and nightlife industry not only Dubai but throughout the world. The club's Executive Chef, Luca Napoleone, serves a menu of refined Italian cuisine and also recently created a new à la carte that goes the extra mile with Augmented Reality, allowing for clients to see a hologram of the dish right on their table while ordering from iPads. Not to mention, the sophisticated lounge offers expertly mixed drinks, premium beverages and an extensive list of the finest vintages.  The GastroMoon distinction was presented last week in a press conference held in Madrid. Said distinction was born as a result of joining the International Nightlife AssociationWorldChefs a global network of over 100 chefs associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide and Linkers a hospitality consulting agency, with the goal of promoting unique gastronomic experiences, in a first-class nightlife enviornment.  What does it take to get a Gastromoon? Depending on the requirements that are met, the premises may be awarded one, two or even three GastroMoons and, for this, a professional inspection will be responsible for assessing the different spaces and aspects: • Quality of service, and coordination between kitchen and dining room.
• Sustainability and the use of resources and food.
• Innovation, which brings a distinguishing personality to their service and kitchen.
• The organization, with a solid and efficient structure that makes the customer perceive the best possible experience at all times.
• The atmosphere and the comfort after dinner, as well as the transition of the gastronomic experience to the nighttime one. 
• The variety of gastronomic offer, the combination of flavors, presentation of dishes, pairing and freshness of the products used, among other culinary aspects.
• The "mise en place", variety of drinks and cocktails, preparation, presentation and customer service.
• Condition of the facilities, their cleanliness and distribution, as well as certain aspects related to safety.

Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge is raising the bar for fine-dining vegan food with the launch of its extensive vegan menu. Determined to transform the pre-conceptions on meat-free dishes, Cavalli’s award-winning kitchen has curated a mouthwatering menu of delectable options that both meat-eaters, vegans and everyone in-between will love.

Having been awarded the prestigious Gastromoon given by the International Nightlife Association, Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge is renowned for having an impressive menu featuring a range of incredible flavours, textures and cuisines.

Start with one of the spectacular starters including quinoa salad with watermelon, asparagus, avocado cherry tomatoes, mix nuts and vegan mozzarellapan seared tofu with, roasted capsicum, crushed edamame and avocado cream, pan fried polenta with mushroom ragu, rocket leaves and sun-dried tomatoes or a selection of vegan sushi.

Moving on to middle courses, satisfy appetites with a choice of Bamboo’s Gluten free pasta with sautéed mix mushroom, garden peas puree and truffle, Parmigiana di melanzane with melted vegan cheese or smoked Spinach and asparagus or risotto with vegan cheese.

Be prepared for tastebuds to be wowed and decide between one of the three main courses, porcini mushroom pizza with boiled potatoes, vegan mozzarella and truffle paste, gratinated grilled zucchini with panzanella salad, vegan. mozzarella and breadcrumbs or roasted capsicum stuffed with mix vegetable, tomatoes coulis and melted vegan cheese.

Don’t forget to save room for the refreshing desserts, ending the meal perfectly, strawberries sorbet topped with caramelized muesli or fresh fruit platter.

UAE residents can avail 30 per cent discount off the final food bill off the vegan and regular a la carte menu until the end of February on simply by presenting their Emirates ID.

For reservations please call +971 50 911 0440 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Becoming the first recommended venues by our organization in Singapore and Mainland China

Chic, exotic and effortlessly cool – Bar Rouge's concept is the undisputed embodiment of the DJ, drink and dance culture. A trend-setting nightlife destination that gives revelers an energetic and fun brand of play only seen in some of the world’s finest clubs, Bar Rouge is a unique nightclub experience only found within Asia, marked with an international appeal.   The opening of Bar Rouge Shanghai in 2004 atop Bund 18 announced a new era in the city nightlife. Rapidly becoming the city’s go-to venue offering a unique combination of high style and unbeatable Shanghai skyline views from its rooftop terrace – Sexy crowds, international DJs, fantastic theme parties, and unique Champagne celebration rituals, contribute to its amazing ambiance night after night, becoming an icon of Shanghai’s glamorous nightlife. The club has hosted awe-inspiring performances from top DJs such as: David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Dennis Ferrer and Claptone, to name just a few.  
 
The latest renovation at the beginning of 2019 provides an evolved experience upon setting foot on to its new star-dazzled long entrance runway; a rectangular island bar centerpiece takes pride of place within the interior space, with the introduction of unrivalled interplay between club lights, sound system, 10 LED screens and a sweeping dance floor. 
 
The new rooftop terrace offers striking views over the futuristic skyline of Shanghai, featuring a larger elevated VIP seating area, and at the core of its design “Shanghai’s longest rooftop bar”, located on the Bund, promises an unforgettable nightlife experience from dusk till dawn.  In 2017 Bar Rouge Singapore opened its doors As the first international outpost of Shanghai’s glamorous rooftop nightclub brand, since 2017 Bar Rouge Singapore (watch presentation videotakes crowning residence on the pinnacle of the tallest hotel in the city, the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford. From its 71st and 72nd floors, Bar Rouge Singapore delivers unparalleled and stunning views of the cityscape, overlooking quintessential local landmarks including the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay as well as the urban jungle that Singapore boasts; earning the distinction as Asia’s Highest Dusk to Dawn Club. 
 
Bar Rouge Singapore’s dynamic entertainment line-up sees outstanding performances by the club’s hallmark of acrobatic dancers with the most coveted local and internationally renowned DJs, fused with the comfort of top-notch genial hotelier service. The club’s high-octane and cutting-edge music injects energy to the night scene, welcoming all walks of life to the space.  
 
Floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the panoramic skyline are set against a backdrop of chic glossy black interiors. Flushed in rouge lighting to bring out subtle sensuality, Bar Rouge’s contemporary décor is accented by gratifying Asian muse photography portraits and edgy neon-lit quotes.  Bar Rouge Singapore and Bar Rouge Shanghai are the newest members of the International Nightlife Association’s Gold Member community that continues to expand to different territories worldwide. INA’s Gold Membership offers benefits and services that besides being a worldwide recommended venue, allow for exclusive benefits such as being recommended venues to members of luxury concierge companies. Among other benefits are access to the Triple Excellence in Nightlife, the highest nightlife distinction made up of international seals of safety, acoustic quality and quality of service. For more information please email us at infoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Or for  more information please call (+34) 902.099.500 or  (+34) 670.703.370.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:04

Otto Zutz

Restaurant / Lounge Restaurant, Discotheque / Club
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Carpe Diem Lounge Club is located in one of the most privileged areas of Barcelona, specifically the Paseo Marítimo beachfront, with the best views of the Mediterranean sea. Carpe Diem Lounge Club offers an exclusive experience to all its guests, not only being a restaurant and lounge but also transforming into one of the best nightclubs in Spain as the night falls. The decoration has been thought out to the finest detail, incorporating the most luxurious designs from the Moroccan and Bali culture making it an oasis to chill back and enjoy the see breeze. CDLC speaks elegance by the sea with a great international and local atmosphere making it a “pure class” environment. Carpe Diem is also distinguished for its cuisine, guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest critics, offering a menu including the most outstanding Indian and Arabic cuisine infused with traditional Mediterranean gastronomy. If you want to enjoy the delicious menu CDLC has to offer, you may sit indoors or outdoors, and regardless of where you sit you will receive an impeccable service from the incredibly attentive staff. If your idea is to relax or have after dinner drinks in a private area, the Bali lounge is the choice for you, lay on their famous beds while sipping on CDLC’s exclusive cocktails, premium spirits, and most importantly their wide collection of Don Perignon, sure to please any spirits enthusiast.

As night falls, cocktails and music takes over, each night at CDLC offers a different experience when it comes to the music selection, alternating between electronic, organic, deep house, R&B, hip hop etc. Their famous nights include Boho, Houseclass, Deep Rouge, and their newest addition, Pink Shades. If you want to enjoy the full VIP experience, make sure to make a prior reservation as CDLC’s VIP is one of the most solicited in town. Although, VIP or no VIP, you are going to feel like one, in a chic and elegant environment. Not to mention, CDLC was awarded with a “Certificate of Excellence 2014”.

Above all, CDLC is #GoldMember of the International Nightlife Association and so, recommended by our organization. CDLC is also currently in the process of implementing the “Double Excellence in Nightlife” distinction alongside the other venues of the Barceloneta Beachfront Association, being the first venues in the world to implement these distinctions, taking a vow for excellence in safety and acoustic quality.

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Monday, 05 February 2018 13:57

Why Cavalli Club Dubai is a Must See!

As #12 on the "World’s 100 Best Clubs 2017" list, Cavalli Club Dubai is located in the heart of Dubai’s financial district, precisely in the world-renown Fairmont DubaiCavalli Club Dubai offers an exclusive experience to all its guests, not only being a restaurant and lounge but also transforming into a dancing haven as the evening progresses. Upon setting foot in the venue, clients get the feel of extravagance infused with the style and flair of Roberto Cavalli, accompanied by 350,000 Swarovski Crystals, high-end finishes, modern architecture and of course Cavalli’s signature animal prints.

Cavalli Club Dubai is also distinguished for its cuisine, fit to satisfy any palette with its Italian-International fusion menu. Moreover, Cavalli’s expert chef serves up the best fine foods elaborated with top-quality ingredients presented and executed on Roberto Cavalli's fashionable crockery and cutlery. Not to mention, Cavalli Club Dubai confides in paying attention to the finer detail, from the moment you walk in you will be welcomed by a magnificent setting and greeted by an incredible staff who will escort you up to the main salon and lounge where you can enjoy melodies and rhythms while dining or lounging the night away. Not only are the staff professional and friendly but also constantly looking after clients and anticipating anything that they may need. In the mood for a drink? Allow the award-winning bar team whip up the best blends and unique cocktails made with premium spirits such as Roberto Cavalli Vodka.

As night falls, the ambience morphs into a nightclub vibe where clients can dance the night away, leaded by the best resident DJS in town as well as top international artists such as Kid InkSean Paul and Bob Sinclar. It’s no surprise that the venue is frequently visited by A-list celebrities who also choose Cavalli as their venue of choice for their private events. Cavalli Club Dubai was also awarded "Best Urban Night 2016" at the Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards, and the Hozpitality Excellence Awards 2016 as a "Gold Winner of the Best Italian". Cavalli Club Dubai is #GoldMember of the International Nightlife Association and so, recommended by our organization.

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